Stirling Bryan

Director

Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation, VCH Research Institute

Stirling Bryan

Director

Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation, VCH Research Institute

Biography

Dr. Stirling Bryan is an economist with a career-long specialization in health care. His early career was spent in the UK, initially in London (appointments at St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School and then Brunel University) and subsequently Birmingham (at the University of Birmingham). His research track record reveals a longstanding goal of informing policy and practice. This is demonstrated, in part, through an extensive involvement with the UK National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE).

For many years he led the University of Birmingham team that conducted economic analyses for NICE, and subsequently served for 3 years as a member of the NICE technology appraisals committee, advising on national coverage policy. In 2005 he was awarded a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellowship and spent a year at Stanford University, researching technology coverage decision making in US health care organisations. He moved to Canada in 2008 (Professor, School of Population & Public Health, UBC; and Director, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation, VCH Research Institute) where he continues a focus on policy-relevant research. His current position, sponsored by Vancouver Coastal Health, sees him working alongside policy colleagues in one of BC’s largest regional health authorities. At a national level, he chairs CADTH’s Health Technology Expert Review Panel (HTERP), which makes coverage recommendations for health care devices, procedures and programs.